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about our experiences to what makes a small pet food store different from a big box chain and how we can serve our customers in different ways and how we would like to be able to continue doing this despite large corporate competition. we knew dogs that come in by name and we the people who come in by name. we know it may have special needs and allergies, we know when they need certain products ordered for them. we also deliver. we do a lot for our customers. most of that is to create a community atmosphere that is a neighborhood by neighborhood and that does contribute to the uniqueness of all of san francisco. i hope you consider that an thank you very much for your time. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i also work for jefferies natural pet food and by work at both locations. i come from a background of retail where have worked for big box stores. i have worked for both home depot and petsmart. one of the things that stood out in my memory is that at monthly store meetings, where we would hook up across the nation with other stores, one of the ways we closed each meeting was cou
their pursuit because all these big stores come in. [tone] >> good afternoon, supervisors. i own a small business in washington at i would like to emphasize the crux which was presented by jonathan at pets' corner as a classic example of the odds of real spirit coming into the city trying to establish a small business of making a go of it. we have businesses of formula retail stores coming into the city that will kill the spirit of entrepreneurship. it is a question that needs to be addressed. if you have these megastore is coming in, the sole individual who wants to establish a small business that creates the identity of the city is very crucial. it needs to be weighed very carefully to. were you want to take the city and how we differentiate yourself from the suburban areas? when the stores, italy, if they establish themselves in in different localities, which we call triangulation, they use their store to pat down any of entrepreneurial spirit. it is not good for the city and i would appreciate this legislation to pass. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i have petitions fromb &b pet sto
the and be and i think the owners here today and i think the -- over the spread of formula retail big box stores like the current pet food express on california and others, that would harm many of the small businesses according to testimony at the other commissions as well. the modifications i introduced last time will help us move this forward with the strong suggestions of the planning commission staff and i want to say that one other issue that has come up is why don't we allow a conditional use process to proceed? i will just i have respect for the decisionmaking process of the planning commission but many small businesses that brought these suggestions to us -- we have crafted this legislation carefully out of the urgency of our small business sector and we need to protect our neighborhood now, and for the future as well. other comments made at the planning commission were important -- why didn't we go further and make it work comprehensive as an overall effort to look at other industries like the hardware stores or office supply stores and i will just say we did our best to make this a lim
a bear. >> i like the view, and time that mountains but i am not a big fan of the woods. >> i talked to victor martin when he was on a lay over tonight and he says he is glad to be coming home. ktvu channel 2 news. >>> san francisco police released the names of two suspects in connection with a shooting on friday where a bullet struck a young girl. shadon caprice mitchell and lazarus thomas were arrested. the bullet struck a girl and the shooting was gang related and may have stemmed from a argument. the girl is in critical condition. >>> we learned today what authority found in the home of one of the us spects accused of beating san francisco giants' fan bryan stow. one suspect may have also been involved in other attacks that night. >> reporter: we have obtain these documents that show one of the defends a-- defendants attacked two other suspects and bragging may have put them on lapd's radar. these stetches take us inside the los angeles courtroom where the arraignments of louie sanchez and marvin norwood were delayed. disappointing news to bryan stow's girlfriend. >> frustrated.
this year with big names likely to be missing from the roster. sports director mark viviano brings us up on the pretty surprising news. >>> good morning. the joy of a new labor deal turns to harsh reality for the ravens who are poised to cut about $18 million to make room under the new salary cap. among the casualties, veterans todd heap, derrick mason, kelly gregg and willly mcga hee. heap is a 10-year tightend. the current contract would pay him more than $4 million. the ravens have been grooming his replacements, dennis pit ta and ed dickson. derrick mason will be a salary cap casualty. mason would make more than $4 million this season. it is possible, for the players who do get released, to return to the ravens at reduced pay but they're free to shop their services to another team. those currently under contract can report to owings mills at 10:00 this morning. jessica, back to you. >> the ravens first preseason game is set for two weeks from thursday in philly. >> you got to divorce yourself from the emotions. the bulk of the nfl season happens off the field. the quarterback is ozzi
are spending more money than you are taking and you need to spend less there is no symptoms to make big government more menacing than debt, break its grip and we began to berate our economy and future >> we are running out of time >> in chicago center dick durbin weighed in on the latest round calling republican plan to kick the debate down the field dangerous >> businesses families and individuals across america will pay more for credit cards for borrowing from palms for vehicles that is the reality >> also today senator dick durbin made a point that the debt limit has been raised 89 times since 193918 of those under ronald reagan during his address tonight the president also invoked the former president and regards to a possible increase tax increase on the wealthy >> joining us chicago tribune political reporter rick pearson break this down for us >> it very interesting you have the president give a speech calling people to go over their heads of their congressman talk them down and get them and bought and talking about a tax increase as part of the big grand scheme well nobody
ceiling extension. in other words no big deal. he's made a lot of demands here. i think the people in congress are willing to say we work together on a lot of things. let's work this out. and even maybe, if it ends up being a two-step process rather than all at once. >> and how does he save face if that happens? he doesn't want to say i lost public they got everything they wanted? >> we'll try to help him find a way to get off of the limb he's out on if that is what it takes. we've got to save money, not spending so much. extending the debt ceiling so our credit worthyness does not fall into question f you can't do it at once, then let's take it and bite-sized pieces where we can get the job done. this may take longer. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> and now the topic of the white house, what is going on behind the scenes there? is politics in the equation? sam, how is the white house doing in this? >> doing just slightly better than gone kon gres, not good at all. we know washington is broken for years, we're seeing duct tape and coat hangers holding it together are coming off, too
water main break is causing some big problems in southeast d.c. and aden's main broke on south carolina avenue between kentucky and a 15th street. d.c. water says as many as 200 homes could be without service while their work to fix it. it could be 7:00 tonight before the repairs are finished. >>> if all the water heater is to blame for carbon monoxide issue that sent a dozen people to the hospital. this happen before 1:00 this morning in the 1200 block of first street in rockville. firefighters evacuated the building residence and took 11 of them to the hospital for treatment. >>> a fire heavily damaged an apartment building in the district. firefighters rescued nine people, from the three-story building on savannah st. se. it started in the first floor kitchen and was quickly brought under control although one family lost their home and two victims were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. >>> across the region we're finally getting a brief welcome break in the heat. steve rudin has the forecast. nice to see the temperature is not so close to 100. >> 89 degrees at reagan nation
barns is here and member of the gang of six joins us and says we need to do big thicks to solve this crisis. is speaker boehner's proposal big enough for him? what does he think of senator rere [ male annocer ] things seem better with travelocity's best price guarantee. our girl's an architect. our boy's a genius. we are awesome parents! biddly-boop. [ male announcer ] if you find a lower rate on a room you've booked, we won't just match it. we'll give you $50 towards your next trip. [ gnome ] it's go time. >> greta: okay let's face it. default is bad. many describe it as catastrophic. this can scare investors and businesses around the world and we're all connected around the world. and the asian markets are open now and how are those markets react something peter barns joins us. >> asian markets are up now. >> greta: why? >> because did he the do not believe we're going to default or have a downgrade. u.s. stock markets don't, either z bond markets because if they did, if they thought there was going to be a default or a downgrade markets would be so much lower where they are n
the lightning hit. never been a big fan of lightning. >> not really, especially not. this also blew out the neighbor's computer. the surge protector didn't work. >> reporter: ed and his daughter live a block away. they were home when the lightning struck. >> i never heard nothing like this before. roaring thunder but this one was so sharp and penetrating, you could have your hair stand on your arms. >> reporter: others saw the fire company respofnltd the fire drew crew as far away as graysonville. >> then the fire went off. thought a tree would fall on the house. >> reporter: for now, it's up to the insurance company to determine how much damage was done. >> so far this year lightning as load to the death of one american in anne arundel county. a man was standing on a pier last month when a bolt of lightning struck him. >>> you have to be careful with the lightning. we're already emphasizing that -- that and flooding, which don't get much press but both of those are the two biggest killers. no flooding rain or leeting in. all sweeps returning clear. that's a good thing. show you our sat
so that they are stable and do not drain the general fund. that is a big aspect of it. another huge issue is the deferred maintenance on our infrastructure. we have a lot of infrastructure that has been deteriorating because we have not maintained properly. that includes roads, sewer systems, muni. we need to be much more diligent about maintaining our infrastructure. some of the big citywide issues that impact the district include transportation. we had more muni service and some other districts. it is not always reliable. some of the major bus lines in the district are not reliable. we have major projects like the renovation of delores park. it is an opportunity to define what the park is and what changes we want to make to it. that is going to be and port project, the same thing with glen canyon that is going to undergo a lot of work. one of the most challenging parts of the new district supervisor is that we elect the supervisors by district. it is very important to pay attention to the district, be engaged in the projects in the district. we also represent the whole city. any d
% blame congress and republicans. >> this say the long running down turn is forcing big fundamentals in how americans live. 54% of americans say they have had to change their lifestyle in a big way. someone in the household or close friend or family member has been laid off in the last year. 82% of marines say they areing a difficult time finding a job in their area. we wanted to know how it affected you. we invite you to record a video dairy and then upload it to u report or e-mail it to ureport to us and we may be coming out to tell your story. >> a democratic congressman is resigning in the growing sex skeanld. david wu of oregon made the announcement. yesterday nancy pelosi called for an ethics investigation after accusations by wu had a sexual encounter with an 18-year-old woman. he said he wouldn't step down but the well-being of his children come first so he'll resign. >>> just ahead, mcdonald's menu make over. how happy meal will get healthier. michelle obama weighs in on the changes. >> first i couldn't go to sleep. wide with awake. >> 49ers are back to work but honey...? [
is inevitable and could hit families with mortgage payments and lower 401(k)s, other big costs. jake tapper and jon karl have been tracking it. let's start with jake. >> reporter: last night aftete their primetime addresses, house speaker john boehner was overheard saying he didn't sign up to go mano a mano with the president of the united states after the president called for congress to compromise. the president spoke sternly to the american people last night blaming house republicans, especially freshmen, for holding up a debt deal. >> the only reason this balanced approach isn't on its way to becoming law right now is because a significant number of republicans in congress are insisting on a different approach. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner responded by saying that the president wants to continue his rampant spending. >> the president often said we need a balanced approach, which in washington means, we spend morerend you pay more. >> reporter: right now there a a two competing bills, to raise the debt ceiling and reduce the deficit. a house one that likely cannot pass the sen
some big financial problems. the agency says it lost $8 billion last year. part of it is because of the recession, there has been a steep decline in advertising mail but there's also a lot of first class mail that is now being sent electronically and packages are being carried bid private carriers. the postal service says it will consider opening village offices. postoffice desks and counters that would be placed inside businesses, town halls and community centers. postal service is expected to -- across the country for possible closure. we don't know yet which bay area postoffices may be on that list or how many of them. but about 10 minutes ago i did get a response from a u.s. postal service spokesperson in washington, d.c. she said at 10:30 eastern time they're going to be sending out that list of the 3,600 postoffices. so 10:30 eastern time so about an hour and a half from now for our pacific time. we should get that list and take a look at it to see how this is going to affect postal service here in the bay area. allie rasmus. >>> time now 6:08. the stand off in washington i
hike. >> i disagree with that. >> you're still fighting that fight? >> look, the big grand bargain is still on the table. that deal is there if the speaker wants to return to the table and negotiate it. we came very close. the president and the speaker did. and that opportunity still exists. secondly, the helpful proposal senator reid put out does not include up front the tough issues of entitlement reform or tax reform, it creates a committee that would look at those issues on a fast-track basis by the end of the year. that's not possible, we prefer one that does it all at once. however this turns out if we don't get the tough issues addressed because they're essential to address the deficits and long-term debt we're going to return to the debate. the public support balanced approach. it's not the right way to do this if we don't ask sacrifice from everybody. not one sctd sector 0 a limited number of sectors from the society. >> last night it was said, voice support for a bipartisan deal. let's listen. >> the american people may have voted for divided government, but they didn't v
. and right now we've got a government so big and so expensive it's sapping the drive out of our people and keeping our economy from running at full capacity. the solution to this crisis is not complicated. if you're spending more money than you're taking in, you need to spend less of it. >> it is so elementary and so simple for the republicans, isn't it? boehner's two-step approach is nothing but a joke. for republicans, it all starts and ends with defeating president obama and seeing him fail. just take a look at the title of boehner's plan, "two-step approach to hold president obama accountable"? president obama accountable? did he inherit this? hold it there for just a moment. boehner isn't trying to solve the debt crisis. this is all about making president obama fail. let's dive into boehner's two-step plan. here's number one. cuts that exceed the debt hike. number two, caps to control future spending. now, those two steps seem pretty reasonable. the problem? boehner's two-step plan, you see, really has three more steps to it. number three, a balanced budget amendment. now, let's t
and gloom for the market watchers. what's the truth here. >> traders for a long time figured this was no big deal a big oner. recently they started to take action pulling gold prices higher over $1,600 a troy ounce and a weak dollar means that oil prices are spiking higher almost to $100 a barrel. bar the door if we actually have a default then you could see the big impacts a big market sell-off spiking interest rates. >> shepard: default a much bigger deal than a downgrade. a lot of folks suggest a downgrade coming either way. >> a downgrade could come any time. very big impact on consumer interest rates, mortgage rates, small business loans. you name it, they become more exeivel if those interest rates move higher. also stocks could sell off not good news for your 401(k), shep. >> shepard: no doubt. gerri willis fox business news. her report 5:00 eastern time, 4:00 central on the fox business network jewels up the dial. one republican leader says president obama would rather give speeches about the debt crisis than find a solution. but the president's experts say he is the one actually tal
, the smaller the people. and right now we've got a government so big and so expensive it's sapping the drive out of our people and keeping our economy from running at full capacity. the solution to this crisis is not complicated. if you're spending more money than you're taking in, you need to spend less of it. >> it is so elementary and so simple for the republicans, isn't it? boehner's two-step approach is nothing but a joke. for republicans, it all starts and ends with defeating president obama and seeing him fail. just take a look at the title of boehner's plan, "two-step approach to hold president obama accountable"? president obama accountable? did he inherit this? hold it there for just a moment. boehner isn't trying to solve the debt crisis. this is all about making president obama fail. let's dive into boehner's two-step plan. here's number one. cuts that exceed the debt hike. number two, caps to control future spending. now, those two steps seem pretty reasonable. the problem? boehner's two-step plan, you see, really has three more steps to it. number three, a balanced budget amend
had an attendant that would take a passenger's request and then operate the car. the big change was the emergence of a electric elevators. starting in 1880, the electric elevator allowed building dollars to go much higher. we evolved from steam hydraulic elevators to the electric elevators that are not that much different from what we are going to see now at the top of the tower. this is the steam room on the top of the state st. francis. -- on top of the state francis. the equipment you see painted green, that is all the original equipment from 1972. we are just now in the middle of modernizing this equipment. >> why modernize? doesn't the equipment works fine? >> it does, it is of analog and intensive, and there are some additional controls. let me introduce the foreman to you. this is vince. he can do a better job explaining the project details. >> what is happening here, what are you doing? >> we are doing a major modernization. we are tearing out the old system, logic controls, and generator controls, and we will be going over to solid state. this is not your standard selec
as legal. ceremonies were held from manhattan to nighing a ray falls. >> last-minute captures on the big day. same-sex couples sweltering in the heat. >> with the celebration comes spending. it's thought same-sex marriages will boost the country by $3 million over the next three years. a handful of states have legalized same-sex marriage and new york is the one that will draw in the crowds. a destination in its own right. -- in its own rite. >> mark mattias had his cupcakes at the ready. his customers in this predominantly gay area of manhattan are now planning their weddings. >> roughly 50% of our business is weddings and we're expecting a big boost in revenue due to same-sex couples's weddings. >> the federal government here doesn't recognize these weddings. >> if one of us should pass away, the other cannot get social security and with regard to finances and taxes, we're not just treated the same as a heterosexual coup. >> whatever the picture at the national level, new york is welcoming same-sex couples with open arms, and after years of waiting, newlyweds are ready to throw the ulti
through the intersection of octavia and oak, and it had collided with a big rig. a few issues. one, we notice that there are no seat belts on shuttle buses. you have to imagine the full weight of a person being ejected from the shuttle bus then to be injured and killed by the of the vehicle. we may need a re-examination of the law that gives this. i think that seat safety devices should be required in the shuttle and in the public. it is something that if required for children on the shuttle buses, then there may be consideration that we do that four adults, too. just by the full magnitude of this accident in this area. octavia boulevard, as wonderful as it is, does, i think, have some unintended consequences. this would require an assessment, especially as traffic intersects with the arteries. there is the traffic that we directs itself on to the smaller streets and alleyways that tries to navigate around the arteries because of how congested those arteries are, as people are looking to come off of octavia boulevard or go on as they are approaching the highway. it is important that th
is here to explain more. >> reporter: well, there are a lot of football fans walking around with big smiles on their faces today excited about the start of the season but sad to see their favorites possibly leave. nfl player reps and the league's owners side an -- signed and eyegreement putting an end to the -- agreement putting an ento the lockout. they agreed on a 10-year deal that ends the lockout resolving the fight over how the $9 billion in revenue is shared. clubs will start to sign drafted rookies and opening facilities. the ravens facility opens today at 10 a.m. for those under contract. all players will get a physical and other medical tests today. ravens vice president and general manager says they are excite to be back in business and ravens owner says it's a good day for the nfl and the fans. >> having a 10-year agreement is great for the game. but most importantly for the fans. i think this agreement is going to make our game better. >> reporter: now one of the biggest controversies this morning is that -- controversies this morning is willis mamcgahee she todd heap kel
. what's the big deal? i'm just going to reason with him. go get abe. carl, you're my best friend in the world, but you're a hothead and a loudmouth. that's just when we have to play "good cop, bad cop." it's actually more "embarrassed cop and source of embarrassment cop." what's the problem? something wrong with your free food? listen, abe, i think you and samuel need to talk, you know? create an open dialogue. is this in any way to be considered official police business? no, just helping out a friend. then bye-bye, johnny law. you going to be a troublemaker? 'cause i don't need a troublemaker. hey, he's just a working man standing up for his rights. i wait tables, i wash dishes, i take out the trash. and all i want in return is the salary increase that you promised me. economic climate was much different when i make that promise. market crash! financial world go topsy-turvy. this is not morgan stanley, this is bacon and eggs! i don't have time for this nonsense. you go bus tables. don't you move. all right, all right. everybody just calm down. oh, oh. now you going to get in my
off 7.5 points. volume was light, 762 million shares moving on the big board and 1.6 billion shares traded on the nasdaq. >> susie: investors may have a long list of worries, but it's hard to tell looking at the flurry of new stock offerings this week. they include dunkin brands, the parent of dunkin' donuts, which is also the week's largest deal. if all twelve companies on the calendar go public, it will be the best showing in almost five years. erika miller looks at what's behind this trend and what it means for investors. >> reporter: if there's one thing the stock market hates , it's uncertainty. so why would companies like dunkin donuts rush to go public this week of all weeks? there's lots of anxiety in financial markets about raising the nation's debt ceiling. and if a deal is not reached by next week, stocks could be headed for serious trouble. but i.p.o. expert richard peterson says dunkin and others are focused on the positives. >> the conditions are ripe for companies to raise capital in this environment, where the economy is growing, albeit at a slow rate. >> reporter: d
day in solitary confinement today as norwegians rally together. this is not a big country which makes scenes on the streets all the more powerful. flowers still fill the streets of oslo today. it was called the rose march, an extraordinary outpouring of remembrance in downtown oslo spurred first by a single user on facebook. crowds eventually swelled to over 200,000. are you surprised how many people came out? >> no. norway is small country and everyone love each other. >> reporter: it wasn't just norwegians. americans as well. i noticed you came down with both the american flag and the norwegian flag. >> yeah, that's correct. >> reporter: support for both countries? i want norwegians to know everyone is supporting them. >> reporter: norway's prime minister said we are heart broken but not letting fear break us. the fear the result of this man who we got a glimpse of on monday. portraying no emotion. police say he has given them additional information he may have worked with two other terror cells both capable of future attacks. for that reason, he'll spend four weeks in solitary with
't a big hit. he built a more conventional apartment building after that to replace it. it really was the 1906 earthquake and fire that sort of spelled the end of carville. you have these hundreds of thousands of people looking for new homes, suddenly displaced. now they might listen to these men and say, look, you were renting before. you don't want to live there. i've got this lot out here, sand dune. but it's $100. you can build a house here for cheap. suddenly, more conventional houses start being built around carville. and some of the stores that kind of started throughout in carville are used by the neighbors. and you start seeing that these conventional homes start pushing out the cars. so we have these cars in the great highway. but behind we have these more straight forward, real houses. here it is again. they're sort of closing in on it. and writers bemoaned that the old planks that were used between houses and cars were now being replaced by real sidewalks, electricity actually comes out pretty quick. the septic tanks, windmills get replaced by real plumbing. the neighb
like tony handle. in the daytime i work for a big law firm of the type that tony probably would not hold in the highest of esteem, but i'm delighted to be here. you know, i think if you talked to most authors, they will tell you that there is something hot-wired into our system that says we need to try to tell a story. there is nothing at all in my background. i am an absolutely accidental writer. there is nothing in my background which suggests i should be writing novels. i grew up in chicago. i write books about san francisco. i studied accounting at the university of illinois. i have been a corporate and securities attorney for 28 years. i've now written seven best-selling novels about murder trials, death penalty cases, and courtroom drama. i have never handled a criminal case in my life. [laughing] so all of you out there who are thinking of writing novels, there is hope. but i did have this feeling a long time ago, probably from the time i was in high school, that at some point i would like to try to write a novel. and i can't explain why. i do know that when i read "presu
15 minutes. the president started his address pushing for a big deal, a big plan. he blamed a significant number of republicans in congress for insisting on a cuts-only approach to the debt ceiling increase. the president talked again as he has about about millionaires and billionaires not paying their fair share he quoted president reagan. president obama says short term debt ceiling extension would lead to another standoff in six months. saying that is no way to run the u.s. government. he called on leaders from both parties to negotiate and called on the american people to call their lawmakers to tell them to make a deal to come to a compromise. to avoid default in what he called a financial problem for the united states, a big problem. while we wait for the republican response from house speaker john boehner, let's go to chief white house correspondent ed henry. >> reporter: the contrast was striking. the president flat out saying the other guys are part of a three-ring circus i'm about common ground, balance, compromise. that's because as we noted before he is trying to
worked out, check their lockers, talked with coaches, which they are now allowed to do. the big questions remain of donovan mcnabb. and in fact he was not here today. he is under contract ands is believed that he will be traded, probably to minnesota. rex grossman is a free agent but we believe he will be resigned. and that leaves us with john beck, who, as everyone knows, he is the starting quarterback. beck is in his 5th year out the byu, drafted in the dolphins in '07 and played with the ravens in 2009. a short time ago i spoke with the man who very well could be the redskins starting quarterback. >> john beck, as happy as anybody that the lockout is over. >> glad it is over and we can be back here working. >> and you're back to work and you've talked all along like you are going to be starter. as a quarterback, you have to be confidence. has mike shanahan told you something that he hasn't told us yet, or is there some inside info that you know you are the starter. >> it's just a competition, is what i've been told, the competition to be that guy and i feel confident in that competitio
&p said they need to do to keep the credit rating at triple-a. >> how big of a concern is that? even with the plans the credit rating might still be downgraded? >> it's a very big risk, anderson. there's two different events here and it's hard to keep them separated from each other. the first is getting the debt sealing lifted. that's the critical negotiation under way now. even if we get it lifted, eric's right. standard & poor's is saying even if you get it lifted it's how much you're willing to cut the deficits that they will really judge the triple-a rating of the united states on and if it's something less than $3 to $4 trillion in real cuts they're going to lower the credit rating of the united states for the first time in our history. we've had it since 1917 we've been triple-a. there's a growing sense at top levels here in washington that the chances of a credit rating downgrade is becoming more than just a possibility but moving towards a probability. >> april, for those who haven't been following this as closely as everybody in washington and a lot of other folks have been
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